Stevens and Torgerson fighting proposed cuts to Essential Air Service program

Senator Ted Stevens and Alaska Deputy Transportation Commissioner John Torgerson say Congress and the Bush Administration should not make any major changes to the Essential Air Service program, which subsidizes air travel in and out of remote rural areas. The Bush Administration has repeatedly called for big reductions in EAS funding. But Ted Stevens and other lawmakers have moved to protect the funding in an aviation modernization bill now pending in the Senate.

Joel Southern, APRN – Washington, D.C. (read by Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage)